Local architecture studio Lanza Atelier collaborated with TO and architect Alberto Odériz on an earthquake-inspired community pavilion for Design Week Mexico. Situated in a pond in Mexico City, the structuralist creation boasts a brutalist aesthetic. In its essence, the project entails stacks of earthen blocks — the material is comprised of a high-pressure fusion of soil and cement.
On one side, the community pavilion binds the public together as it stimulates thoughtful reflection. On the other hand, it is a small-scale visualization of a community center in Oculian. The architects are reconstructing this communal space as it suffered disastrous consequences after the devastating earthquake that hit the region on 19th of September, last year.
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